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.org is asking what romney is hiding. >> what doesn't he want us to know? the felony he may have committed about his role at bain. we understand, mitt, sometimes the truth is tricky. tricky, mitt. he's not a crook, right? >> and the democratic national committee using romney's words to hit the message home. >> governor, will you release your tax records? >> if that is the tradition, i'm not opposed to doing that. most likely, i'll get asked to do that in the april time period. i'll keep that open. >> let's say good morning to the political power panel. joy reed, david goodfren and alice stort. it is great to have you here. alice, i want to start with you, romney did an interview yesterday. he was asked about the tax returns. >> people in my party say release the returns and it will go away. my experience is the democratic party has approached taxes in a different way than in the past. opposition people look for anything they can find to distort and twist and try to make negative. >> alice, you were the national press secretary for rick santorum. to release his tax returns during the primary seas
romney willing to show is us the money? let's see why he is so qualified based on his declaration that he is a very good businessman. let's see it, mitt. >> let's see what carl had to say on "morning joe" about this. >> to quote a book title, i think romney's taxes are a game changer. it is extraordinary to have someone running for president that won't show his tax returns. he will have to show them. >> washington post abc poll asked about the handling of the campaign and how they are dealing with it. 20% of the republicans have an unfavorable view. independents said unfavorable more than favorable. could this be what sinks his presidential ambitions? >> i think it is extraordinary that this is a controversy mitt romney's doing. republicans will only go so far about his economic success because it is fundamental to their believes. he has waited until the summer when the news cycle is slower. he has people like us who have nothing more to do than to talk about the campaign other than mitt romney and who he is. we know who barack obama is. he made this issue front and center. it is the only
with stations in battleground states after this statement. he'll also be traveling to iowa tomorrow. but give us a sense of why the timing, why now is this statement coming out? >> well, in part, richard, because it allows the president to pivot away from last friday's disappointing jobs report and back on to tax fairness, something that he sees really as a winning issue. it's also sort of a reminder of the built-in power of being president in an election year. president obama can use his pulpit to talk about tax fairness for middle classes. you said, president obama will be calling and pressing congress to extend the bush-era tax cuts for folks making less than $250,000. republicans on the hill already armed with their responses. we've been getting eames this morning essentially saying, look, this is a fight we're willing to have because they are framing this as a tax increase on small businesses. the romney campaign also putting out a statement this morning saying that what the president is calling for amounts to a tax increase on small businesses. they think when you stack up the two argument
, around 11:50 a.m. eastern time, with that statement. we'll have it for you live. stick with us for that. let's bring in our monday power panel. aaron mcpike a reporter with real clear, and hoggan gidly with national communications director for santorum campaign. good morning to all of you. richard, straight to the tax cuts and debate about that, but as we were discussing, those new fund-raising numbers. what's your thought on that? >> you know, i think this may be a blessing in disguise for the obama campaign. it's clearly the case that romney's been kind of vacuuming up money sitting on the sidelines during the primaries. good for him. and anybody who thought that somehow or other obama was going to outraise romney in the super pacs over the course of this campaign was diluting themselves. that's a fiction put out by republicans but i don't think people following this believe that. the good news is, this is a message to all the mega donors on the sideline on the democratic side. the hollywood folks and so forth. the message is, look, it's all well and good to think you're above the fra
and as a husband. and i think that the receason stories like this have such an impact on us is because we can all understand what it would be to have somebody that we love taken from us in this fashion. >> in less than 24 hours after this horrific tragedy, thousands gathered together in vigil, singing and praying, vowing never to forget. >> john blunk, we will all remember. a.j. boik, we will all remember. jesse childress. >> we will all remember. >> nbc's chris jansing leads our coverage from the courthouse in colorado. chris, good morning. the procedure we're expected to see here coming up this half hour, it will be a brief one, correct? >> very brief. it could be as simple as less that be a minute. this is not an arraignment, it's what's called an advisement hearing. and basically, they're saying to the defendant, do you know why you're here? he will be represented by two attorneys from the public defender's office. we're told the two most experienced in that office, dan king and tamara bradley. and there are only three people on death row in colorado, two of them were put there in arapahoe co
you with us. just to remind our viewers, auroraing the third largest city within the state of colorado, itself. how is the city trying to reclaim its sanity, its goodness, its compassion as we stand and wait now, just minutes away from the first court appearance by the suspected gunman. >> thank you. happy to be here. i think last night was the start of that regaining our sense of ourselves. the vigil was attended by people not only from aurora, but across the metropolitan area, and literally across the country. i met folks yesterday from a number of other states, and i think that's the start of the process. >> mr. mayor, what did it mean to you, to the people of aurora, to have the president come? >> i think it was critical to the families. you know, we mentioned, we mentioned several of the victims yesterday. there are others that weren't mentioned. sitting down and talking with those families and having the knowledge that it's not only the president, it's numerous other people, and millions of people, across the country, that really care, i think that's important. >> sir, what are y
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